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Steel King Receives New R-Mark Certification

Posted on Dec 12, 2023

Certification program recognizes that Steel King can design, manufacture, and install industrial storage rack systems that comply with the latest standards

STEVENS POINT, WIS. – Steel King Industries, a leading manufacturer of storage rack and material handling products announced that it has received the new R-Mark® certification from the Rack Manufacturers Institute for cold-formed and structural racking.

Formed in 1958, The Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (RMI) is comprised of the industry’s leading suppliers of industrial steel storage racks and related structural systems. They supply industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.

The RMI’s R-Mark Certification program was established more than two decades ago with the goal of helping potential storage rack system or storage rack decking buyers determine which standard a manufacturer followed when creating their products. The voluntary certification program has been recently revised and expanded to now apply separately to manufacturers, specific systems, and on-site installations, adding critical design and manufacture responsibilities.

“Steel King is proud to meet all the new requirements of MH16.1-2023 and be one of the first few manufacturers to receive the new R-Mark certification,” said Amit Kutumbale, Director of Engineering at Steel King. “This certification demonstrates our commitment in ensuring that our customers can rely on us in conforming to the latest industry standards.”

With the R-Mark manufacturers of storage rack systems or storage rack decking like Steel King demonstrate that they can design, manufacture, and install industrial storage rack systems that comply with the latest standards. The certification verifies that:

  • The manufacturer designed and manufactured the primary structural components used in an industrial steel storage rack, industrial cantilever storage rack, or rack decking system
  • The primary structural components comply with the applicable RMI standards
  • The manufacturer has completed — and continues to maintain compliance with R-Mark certification processes and license agreements

“The process Steel King went through for certification for the new R-Mark was very rigorous,” continued Kutumbale. “This included load testing on our beam-post and post-base plate connections with an independent agency, developing MH16.1-2023 compliant engineering calculations of cold-formed and structural racking, and having an RMI approved independent professional engineer perform a comprehensive review of the calculations.”

A recent article from RMI goers into detail on the new certification process.

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About Steel King Industries
Since 1970, Steel King Industries has been manufacturing a full line of material handling products, including selective pallet racks, dynamic flow storage systems, cantilever racks, portable racks, and custom shipping racks, along with industrial steel containers and guard railing. Products are made using only U.S. steel. Innovation, customization, and design strength have earned Steel King the reputation as a leader in the material-handling marketplace. The company is headquartered in Stevens Point, WI, with manufacturing facilities in Stevens Point and New London, WI and Rome, GA. For more information, visit

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